One of the top overall prospects in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) is officially off the board - in case you missed it. Immediately following the junior college season, 2014 Division-I Conference Champion Mesa Junior College gifted 6-foot, 180-pound sophomore point guard Shy McClelland decided to pull the trigger for himself - signing a national letter of intent with a division-I college program in the Horizon League.
While McClelland was sought after by many college programs throughout his sophomore season and was regarded by many as the top overall prospect in the conference at one point in the junior college season, McClelland decided to sign with the University of Detroit and head coach Ray McCallum and his basketball staff.
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he attended Northwest Secondary High School, McClelland is a big-time point guard talent and was among the most gifted overall prospects in the conference this season. Possessing a strong handle of the basketball and also a nice physical frame, combined with excellent quickness and an ability to make players around him better, McClelland developed into one of the top junior college point guard prospects in the country this season - leading Mesa JC to this year's conference title.
This season, McClelland averaged 15.5 points, 5.3 assists and 4.5 rebounds in 30 games played. He was also awarded as a First Team All-ACCAC selection after leading the Thunderbirds to a regular season and Region I title with a 26-5 overall record. He was also named as the Region I Co-MVP after leading the T-Birds to a 20-2 conference record.
"We're thrilled that Shy is joining the Titan family," said McCallum. "He's a young man who is very familiar with the Horizon League being from Milwaukee and has played against some great competition. He's a point guard and leader who will bring a tough, hard-nosed competitive spirit to our team."